World Population

This week the world’s population will reach a whopping 7 billion inhabitants, marking a critical time for us to consider the conservation of natural resources to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations. Experts are already releasing their estimates of where the world’s rapidly accelerating population growth will be by the end of the century.

One forthcoming United Nations report estimates that the number may reach 15 billion — more than double current levels, and 5 billion more than what was previously predicted.